As Salaam Alaikum. Good morning.
I am pleased and honoured to address this thirteenth UN Crime Congress -- the world’s largest and most diverse gathering of governments, civil society, academia and experts in crime prevention and criminal justice.
For 60 years, these congresses have helped shape criminal justice policies and strengthen international cooperation against the global threat of transnational organized crime.
I warmly thank our hosts, the Government of Qatar, for welcoming us and hosting this very important meeting here.